The honors continue to pour in for Kendrick Lamar in 2013. Confirmed on Instagram, the Compton rapper will appear as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on January 26. Maroon 5’s Adam Levine will make his hosting debut that night, with Lamar performing two cuts off his certified gold-selling good kid, m.A.A.d city debut album. A great choice by the 30 Rock crew, make sure to circle the date on your calendars.

Check out Decoded: Kendrick Lamar “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” after the jump…

Kendrick took a break from working to break down the track “Sing about me, dying of thirst”. This track really stands out from the album, from the chorus to the gun shots, the majestic lyrics to the incredible complexity of the rhymes, this track has the stones to become timeless. Check out the video of Kendrick Lamar talking about one of his favorite tracks on GKMC. You can tell that he put his heart and soul into each verse just by his focus and connection with the words. –Joey Coffin

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